Creative Southampton Family Photographer
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Newborn and Family photography
We love capturing that special bond that family’s have together. We aim to make our family shoots as fun and enjoyable as possible. As a family we know the importance of capturing memories. Please check out our family packages for further details. We cover newborn, birthday parties, couples, maternity, cake smash and family portraits. We have props like tipis, dreamcatchers and many other items. We like to use a style called boho family photography.
Storyteller photographer Southampton
My Work is my passion
Newborn Photography Southampton, family portraits, Cake Smash, maternity, couples, headshots.
Photography is an everyday adventure. I’m so blessed to be able to tell the unique stories of each family that I photograph. Kids grow up so fast and we often forget each stage of that journey. I aim to show the magic and adventure of childhood. Kids see the world through fresh eyes and that adventurous spirit is something that should be embraced and encouraged.
Please call or message me on (+44) 07999 006 002 for prices and to book a family or newborn photoshoot. We take photos on location or at our home studio in Southampton. I hope you enjoy my work.
professional, dedicated & warm
Let's capture the story of your family together.
Hi, I’m Pallavi and I’m the person behind the camera! I’ve been a professional photographer for 10 years now. I’m truly blessed to have found my passion in newborn photography and family photography. My main focus is newborn, baby, maternity and family photography in Southampton and the surrounding areas.
My objective is to capture the unique connection that families share, through photographs that are both timeless and classic. I specialise in bold and colourful style, and would be honoured to capture the beauty of your family. Thank you for taking the time to browse my website! If you have any questions about photoshoots, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Newborn photographer Southampton
Book your newborn shoot
Please call me on +44 07999 006 002 for prices and to book your newborn photoshoot now.
We love a Cake Smash
Let’s Smash that Cake!
Join the craze and have you one year smash a cake. Sounds fun right? Our cake smash sessions are fun and we have so much fun capturing them. Your baby only turns one once and there is no better way to celebrate than by having a CAKE SMASH!
What is a Cake Smash?
This craze started in the US and has now spread to the UK and beyond. A cake smash is where a one year old gets messy by playing with a cake and a photographer gets to captures the fun moment. It’s a bit messy but it’s so much fun.
Please enquire for the latest prices.
A Magical Gift for Christmas
Book your christmas baby photoshoot
Get ready for Xmas with a magical photo session with Le Petit Chat Films. We are booking up fast, so to avoid disappointment book now. Santa will put you on the naughty list if you don’t.
Merry xmas and Happy New year 2022.
£200 for 10 Images and the opportunity to purchase additional images.
Frequently asked questions
Below are question we are often asked. Please email us with any other questions you may want to ask.
We are here to capture those unique moment between families and couples. We like to make you and your family feel as relaxed and chilled as possible. We want you to be in your comfort zone. Having your picture taken can feel stressful or like a chore. But at Le Petit Chat we like to create a stress free environment. As we want you to shine as much as possible in front of the lens. We enjoy a chat and giggle and to make our photoshoots as fun as possible.
We also believe in quality. Which is why we use full-frame Canon cameras to capture your portraits with the highest megapixels. This is so you can print your pictures as large as you wish without losing any quality. Our aim is to have your photographs delivered to you within one to two weeks.
We specialise in:
- Family Portraits
- Pregnancy & Maternity
- Cake smash
- Corporate headshot photography
- Family portraits
- Couple portraits
- Boudoir Photography
Yes, yes, yes and yes again. Okay we are a little biased, but we believe that professionally taken family photographs are something your family will treasure for a lifetime.
Yes our main studio is in Southampton. Our other studio is in Portsmouth.
Around 7 to 10 days after birth and up to 28 days old. After that your baby is not considered a newborn.
The first couple of weeks are such a beautiful time for mother and baby. You’ve just given birth to life and you’re suddenly a parent. It’s important to capture those first couple of magical weeks when your newborn is so new, tiny and precious. Yes, we are massively biased, but we believe that capturing memories of your newborn is something you will never ever regret.
It’s 100% safe. As babies and children have been photographed for generations using flashes in studios and there have been no reports or cases of eye damage. So flashes are perfectly safe for babies.
It’s never too late for a baby photoshoot. You will never regret having photos of your baby. The truth is that you can have your baby photographed at 1 month, 2 months or even 3 months old! We just recommend that it’s within the first couple of weeks.
Ideally between 26 and 34 weeks (7 to 8 months), when your baby bump is fully showing and is nice and round. Anytime after 8 months gets riskier and riskier, as you may deliver at anytime. So don’t leave it late.
It’s not easy picking a dress for a photoshoot, its very stressful. We recommend colours like white, cream, pastel blush colours, faint blues, khaki, tan and light purple.
There are no hard and fast rules, but flowing gowns are the best in our opinion. But ultimately it’s always best to wear what makes you feel comfortable.
Ideally he should keep his outfit as neutral as possible. Pastel or neutral colours like Tan, beige, Ivory, Cream, White and Grey. I recommend polo shirts, a buttoned shirt paired with jeans, khakis or neutral coloured shorts.
Ideally anywhere from 30 minutes up to and hour.
The best time to shoot is what photographers call the ‘golden hour’ or ‘magic hour’. This is when the sun is close to the horizon and creates a golden warm light, perfect for maternity shoots.
You and your family will treasure your maternity photos for a lifetime. You’ll be able to show your children what mama had to go through to bring them into the world. Trust us, it’s worth it!
Yes, the father should ALWAYS be in the pictures. Just remember one day your little one will want to see these pictures, so dad should be there.
go through to bring them into the world. Trust us, it’s worth it!
Storytelling photography is a genre of photography that seeks to convey a narrative or tell a story through a series of images. The goal is to create a visual story that communicates an idea, emotion, or message to the viewer.
In storytelling photography, the photographer captures a sequence of images that document a particular event or situation, such as a wedding, a travel experience, or a cultural event. The images are carefully selected and arranged to create a cohesive story that captures the essence of the event or experience.
Storytelling photography is characterized by a focus on capturing authentic, candid moments that reveal the emotions, personalities, and relationships of the people involved. The images often have a documentary-style feel, as if the viewer is a witness to the events as they unfold.
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